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Opinion on the New Transition Gran Mal

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  1. frideswag.com

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    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Looks like a single pivot with a swing link. :think: Looks pretty sweet. Its aTaking a page outta the adjustment book...

    "with the option to run different stroke rear shocks as well as bottom bracket height and head angle adjustments. Run the Gran Mal with a different stroke shock to turn it into a totally different bike. Run a 2.25" stroke shock for DH courses that are fast and flowy, then change up to a 3" stroke for the runs with nasty rock gardens and drops. With up to 222mm of rear travel the Gran Mal is set to go off."

    Shouldnt be a dissapointment. Transition is a good company, and i have heard allot of good things about the dirtbag.
     
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    PLot Tested the proto and it seemed pretty solid. They were going to try to stiffen up the rear a bit I guess
     
  4. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Looks cool.

    It's a 4-bar, but it's not a Horst link. It'll have the suspension properties of a low single pivot like a Turner DHR. Transition supposedly has pretty good CS, and their bikes hit a good price point.
     
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    Good CS is an understatement. From what I hear, you can call them and talk to the two owners right off the bat (simply because they're the guys who answer the phones). I sent them a message about getting a few spare derailleur hangers from them, and they email me back within the day and were extrememly helpful.

    I wuggles my dirt bag. I'm going to name it bikey and we'll be the bestest friends ever.
     
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  7. frideswag.com

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    yeah, that's waht I was thinking....It looks like a $1000 cheaper Turner DHR. Hmmmmm thats a no brainer.
     
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    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    It may look at it but check the measurements. The high BB worries me as a race bike and i don't know if putting the shock all the way forward and running a 7" fork would lower the BB enough.
     
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    so its more of a dh bike? looks pretty sweet. is metz gonna be rockin one of those?
     
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    math2014 wannabe curb dropper

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    Impressive!!! and it costs 1000GBP in the UK, hmm tough fight between this and the new 06 Bighit frame at 800GBP.
     
  11. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    First opinion - a company trying to be clever and use foreign languages in a bike name should learn to spell it correctly.
     
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    math2014 wannabe curb dropper

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    huh? (5characters...)
     
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    Isn't a gran mal a type of seizure?
     
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    grand mal is how I would have thought it was spelled though.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    'mal' is 'bad' or 'sick' in French. Grand mal = 'Big bad' or 'Large sick'. I believe 'gran' can be used in Italian, don't think it's correct in French. Acadian?
     
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    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    and even if it was grand, it would be mal grand, because french people talk backwards.
     
  17. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    no, no it wouldn't. :dead:

    It IS Grand Mal - it means "big hurt" literally.
     
  18. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    Your on a personal mission, aren't you? :dancing:
     
  19. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    adjectives always come after nouns in french
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    No, they don't "always". I am 100% fluent in french, and speak it as a first language. Care to argue with me some more about it?

    Little red car. Translate it for me mr smarty pants.
     
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    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    you frog
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    :rolleyes:

    ignorant american.
     
  23. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Pigheaded Frenchie.

    Gran mal IS proper... in Spanish, smart guy :p

    Sheesh. You frenchies always think everything is about you...
     
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    Well Mr. Very large Pot, Meet the Universe's biggest Kettle! :D
     
  25. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Shut up, Kiwi, nobody asked you ;)
     
  26. frideswag.com

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    yeah, they dont' even know how to spell trailerpark! :D
     
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    math2014 wannabe curb dropper

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    as long as they know how to build a bike... i dont care about spelling